[OSRM-talk] osrm rail extract & lua content

Patrick Niklaus patrick.niklaus at student.kit.edu
Mon Sep 21 20:20:58 UTC 2015

That profile is very much outdated. Note the year of the post: 2013.

Try to copy the current car.lua and strip it down. You should be able
to adapt this profile easily. That said: OSRM is _really_ not suited
for railway routing:

1. We don't support time table based routing (e.g. there is not 'time'
in OSRMs data model)
2. There is nothing stoping OSRM from computing impossible train
connections that require changing the train 10 times
3. For good train routing you would want to integrate multi-modal
routing (e.g. connect  train stations by foot paths) which is also
hard with OSRM

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM, Luc Van Linden <luc.vanlinden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> We have been trying to test OSRM on the railway lines in Belgium. (on
> windows using the windows binary builds)
> The full belgian osm file works with the standard profile.lua  (car
> profile). We can run extract, prepare and run.
> When we try to use a railway profile, osrm.extract stops working.
> We have used the following thread without succes:
> https://www.mail-archive.com/osrm-talk@openstreetmap.org/msg00320.html
> So not clear if we have sufficient things covered in the lua file for the
> extract.
> tx
> Luc
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